Coronavirus LIVE: Govt asks states to step up vigil on New Year’s eve


A healthcare worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a man to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease at a Bus Depot in New Delhi on Monday.

live updates: With 20,529 fresh Covid-19 cases, India’s caseload now stands at 10,245,326. The country’s death toll has mounted to 148,423. With 1,928,603 cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases, followed by Karnataka 917,571, Andhra Pradesh  881,599, Tamil Nadu 816,132, and Kerala 743,563. Delhi has recorded 703 fresh Covid-19 cases and 28 new fatalities. Its test positivity rate has improved slightly to 0.83 per cent.
World update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 82,283,576. While 58,309,479 have recovered, 1,795,046 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 19,959,422 cases, and 346,442 have died from the disease there. It is followed by India, which has 10,242,306 cases, Brazil (7,564,117), Russia (3,105,037), France (2,574,041).

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